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Hands on Gardening – Getting Rid of Voles

What are they, how do you find them and how do you get rid of them? This is the time of year that voles are most active. For more information on finding voles, getting rid of them and also protecting your trees and shrubs, please watch the Getting Rid of Voles video.  

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Pest Management Update

The Annual UW-Extension Pest Management Update will be held in Sparta, Wisconsin at Jake’s Northwoods. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., the program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., and finish by 3:00 p.m. Speakers will be UW Specialists, Mark Renz, Damon Smith, Vince Davis, Dan Heider and Bryan Jensen. Topics that will be covered include: Integrated […]

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Hands on Gardening – The Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Did you know, the older the caterpillar gets the wider the strip is? We mainly see the Wooly Bear Caterpillar in the fall. These caterpillars are not poisonous and are safe for kids to play with. For more information about the Wooly Bear Caterpillar please view the Hands on Gardening video: The Wooly Bear Caterpillar.

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2015 Beekeeping Class

Support for your first year as a beekeeper. There will be seven sessions starting February 7, with the last one on September 5, 2015.  Cost is $70/person. The instructors are retired high school and university teachers, with over 100 years of beekeeping experience.  To view class details or to register visit the La Crosse Beekeeping […]


Management Assessment Center for Fruit Production Owners

What kind of a manager are you? In today’s ever changing environment, many producers are required to take a managerial role on their farms. The Management Assessment Center for Fruit Producers, designed by a team of University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension (ANRE) personnel, helps value-added, labor intense farms better assess their managerial strengths and weaknesses. A two-day assessment center workshop will be held at the Radisson Hotel, in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Nov. 12-13, 2014. Please click “Read More” for details.

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Hands on Gardening – Sunflowers in the Fall

Sunflowers are a gorgeous plant to have in the summer and now that fall is here you can enjoy them in other great ways. For more information on harvesting sunflowers, view Steve Huntzicker’s Hands on Gardening video: Sunflowers in the Fall.  

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Hands on Gardening – Fall Turf

Fall is here and it is time to fertilize. Why now? Taking the time to fertilize in the fall will strengthen your plants’ and lawn’s roots, giving them a strong base on which to thrive next spring. To learn more from Steve Huntzicker about fertilizing in the fall, view the Hands on Gardening video – Fall Turf.